Week 34: At Carnegie Hall – Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane

An almost forgotten recording, At Carnegie Hall – Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane, is a gem of a record. This album, performed on November 28, 1957, at Carnegie Hall in New York City took place after Coltrane left Miles Davis’ group because of certain disagreements with the trumpeter. From there, Coltrane reached out and joined [...]

Herbie Hancock - Headhunters

Week 32: Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters

This week, we are looking at Herbie Hancock’s classic record, Head Hunters. Released in 1973 by Sony Music, this record blends a number of styles; jazz, r&b, blues, funk, world music, pop, and a few eastern influences are all brewed together to make this four-track record what it is: fusion. Head Hunters made quite an [...]


Week 31: Lindsay Kupser’s Boston EP Once in a while, a record comes out of the Berklee Community that stands out, a record so strong that it cannot be ignored. This week we’ll be looking at Berklee’s own Lindsay Kupser and her debut record, The Boston EP. In this six-track EP, Lindsay fuses many musical influences, using elements of jazz, [...]


Week 30: Weather Report’s Black Market

Released in 1976 under Sony Music Entertainment, Weather Report’s seventh studio album, Black Market, is a jazz-fusion record that soon became a classic. The album combines influences of jazz, fusion, and funk, in addition to elements of groove and melody from different cultures from around the world. An eclectic record, Black Market is still accessible [...]

          February 6, 2016